For Everyday Safety

(!) Important Information about the Novel Coronavirus

Take all possible precautions to prevent the spread of infection. Wash hands and disinfect fingers. Wear a face mask. Maintain a distance of at least 1m, and if possible 2m, between persons.

【!】Reduce all social interactions by 80%
【!】Do not travel to other prefectures.
【!】Avoid going out to eat or drink (to izakaya, night clubs, bars) or to karaoke or sports gyms.
【!】Infection was confirmed at the bar BUZZ in Matsue City. Please call the hotline below if you were at BUZZ between 3/17 and 4/9.

【Novel coronavirus information and consultation hotline】→

Cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 have been confirmed in Tottori and Shimane Prefectures. We must all do our part to prevent infection and to prevent the spread of the virus to others. Wash your hands and be sure to disinfect your fingers. Wear a surgical mask. Do not travel outside the prefecture or return from outside, as much as possible.

【!】Do not visit areas where people gather in large numbers.
【!】Avoid restaurants and similar establishments (izakaya, night clubs, bars), karaoke, and sports gyms.
【!】Infection was identifed at the bar BUZZ in Matsue City. If you were at BUZZ between 3/17 and 4/9, be sure to call the hotline.

○Consultation Centers (24h)

Washing hands and wearing a surgical mask are important precautions against the spread of the new-type coronovirus. It is also important to avoid crowded public spaces, stay home if you feel unwell, get enough rest, and eat a balanced diet.

If you think you may have become infected, call the consultation center (hotline) before you go to the hospital. The center will introduce you to medical facilities that are able to treat you.

◎When should you call?
■When you have cold syptoms accompanied by a fever of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher for four or more days
■When you experience severe fatigue and have difficulty breathing

◎The following types of persons are highly susceptible to illness. Call the hotline promptly (upon experiencing symptoms for more than two days) if you are:
■Diabetic or have kidney disease or respiratory illness
■On dialysis
■In treatment for cancer

○Hotlines for consultation (24h)
Tottori City Health Center 0857-22-5625(after hours 0857-22-8111)
Kurayoshi Health Center 0858-23-3135、0858-23-3136
Yonago Health Center 0859-31-0029、0859-31-9317


Surgical masks and frequent hand washing are essential for curtailing the new coronavirus. Avoiding crowded places, getting sufficient rest, and eating a balanced diet are also important.

< To those traveling abroad: >
●Keep abreast of the conditions in the area of your destination by checking the prefectural, Ministry of Labour, and Foreign Ministry web sites.
●If traveling to regions where there is a high risk of new coronavirus pneumonia infection, avoid marketplaces where live animals are handled, and take all precautions such as wearing a surgical mask and washing hands frequently.

< To those entering or returning from China: >
■Persons entering the country from any region where there is a high risk of new coronavirus pneumonia infection should apply for quarantine if experiencing any symptoms of cough or fever or if taking any cough or fever reducing medication.
■If you experience any symptoms of cough or fever after having entered the country, please contact your nearest health facility to receive an examination according to the directions of a health professional.

○ Consultation Hotline in Case of Fever or Similar Concerns (24-Hour Hotline)
Tottori Health Office TEL 0857-22-5694 (after hours call 0857-22-8111)
Kurayoshi Health Office TEL 0858-23-3145
Yonago Health Offcie TEL 0859-31-9317

Measures against Respiratory Infection from New Strain of Coronavirus in Wuhan, China

A Notice from Tottori Prefecture:
○Medical facilities in the prefecture are on the alert. Information is distributed as soon as new developments are confirmed. Residents are urged to remain calm.
○Persons entering the country or returning from high-risk areas such as Wuhan are urged to request quarantine in the event of any symptoms such as cough or fever.
○Persons experiencing cough or high fever after having entered the country should contact a local health facility and report for diagnosis in accordance with the directions of a health professional.
○Sanitary precautions such as hand washing and wearing a surgical mask are essential for prevention.

For consultation in case of high fever (24-hour hotline):
Tottori City Health Office 0857-22-5694 (night line 0857-22-8111)
Kurayoshi Health Office 0858-23-3145
Yonago Health Office 0859-31-9317